Archive for October, 2010

Lavender (Lavandula officinalis)

Lavender Health BenefitsLavender (Lavandula officinalis) is a very common herb of Mediterranean origin, which is known for its fascinating fragrance and is widely used in perfume industry, housekeeping, medicine, aromatherapy and so on. It is a shrub with thick branches, narrow green leaves and very beautiful purple flowers. Nowadays, lavender is cultivated in warm climate areas all over the world. (more…)

Burdock (Arctium Lappa)

burdock root benefitsThe burdock plant (Arctium Lappa) is a well-known medicinal plant with large dark green leaves, and health benefits of burdock and especially burdock root have been known and used for centuries.It grows as a common weed in the US and many countries of Northern Hemisphere. In Ancient China and Japan burdock leaves and roots have been used for purifying blood, removing kidney stones and treating various liver infections. In Ancient Rome burdock root benefits were known and used to heal wounds and cleanse the body. (more…)